Smart Upgrades Optimize Intel’s IoT Reference Design for Intelligent Vending Solution
The Internet of Things is bringing intelligence to devices across the globe at an alarming rate and intelligent vending is quickly taking root in the retail landscape.
Two things that regularly measure success in retail: income per-square-foot and client benefit. Retail Kiosks just so happen to be stellar at both!
At a recent technology show in Tokyo, a large robot arm reached into a full-sized mockup of a shipping container and began unloading boxes from it. Set on a platform that moved back and forth, the robot was doing a job usually carried out by warehouse workers and forklift operators. The goal of the company that’s developing it, Mujin, is total automation.
Everyone in the retail industry knows how important it is to make the shopping experience as painless as possible. There are many technologies being used in an attempt to achieve that ideal of a “frictionless” shopping experience, and most are on display, or have been discussed, at CES this week.
First of all, automated retail is not “vending”. Vending is your 2007 Nokia phone which allowed for texting and calls. With today’s smartphones you can do your banking, emails, book your holiday, read the news and so much more.